Main courses

Recipes and cooking tips for inspirational main dishes.

Adam Bennett's roast duck crown with peach, turnip and duck croustillants

A rich, enticing combination of roast duck, confit duck, sweet turnip fondants and peach in this novel dish from award-winning chef Adam Bennet – whose cuisine is described as modern British with...

Baa Baa Balls: Lamb and Feta Meatballs

Dish type: Lamb Serves 4 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Jez Felwick, author of The Bowler’s Meatball Cookbook, said: "Salty feta, with full-flavoured lamb and fresh...

Spicy meatballs: Great Balls of Fire

Dish type: Beef Serves 4–6 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 35 minutes Jez Felwick, author of The Bowler’s Meatball Cookbook, said: "This is the first ball I developed, and...

Pan-Fried Salmon with Homemade Guacamole and New Potatoes

Dish type: Salmon Ready in 30 Minutes Ingredients 2 Salmon Fillets 1 Hass Avocado 350g New Potatoes 100g Baby Spinach 1 Tablespoon of Diced Red Onion 1 Red Chilli 1 Lime 2 Teaspoons of Butter...

Bedouin Chicken with Citrus Couscous and Green Beans

Dish type: Salad Ready in 25 Minutes Ingredients 150g Couscous 1 Lemon 3 Dried Apricots 2 Teaspoons of Honey 2 Chicken Breasts Half a Teaspoon of Cinnamon Half a Teaspoon of Ground Cumin 1 Tin of Chopped...

Chorizo and Halloumi Skewers with Tabbouleh Salad

Dish type: Salad Ready in 35 Minutes Ingredients 60g Chorizo Slices 250g Halloumi 150g Bulgar Wheat 150g Cherry tomatoes A Handful of Mint 1 Lemon A Handful of Parsley 1 Red Onion Two Thirds of a Vegetable...

Puy Lentil, Coconut and Goat’s Cheese Bake

Dish type: Main course Serves 4 Ingredients 125g (4oz/scant ²/³ cup) Puy lentils 100g (3½oz) butternut squash, diced 3 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves 200ml (7fl oz/generous ¾ cup)...

Spaghetti with Crab, Lemon, Chilli, Parsley and Radish Shavings

Dish type: Pasta Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes Ingredients 500g dried spaghetti 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, sliced 1 tsp fennel seeds...

Lamb and Sweetfire® Beetroot Burgers with Feta

Dish type: Lamb Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients 500g minced lamb 250g Sweetfire® beetroot*, finely chopped 1 egg, beaten 2 tbsp chopped mint...

Be a savvy chef with cost-saving family suppers

As well as detoxes and new exercise regimes, the excesses of Christmas see us tighten our purse strings in January. By being a savvy shopper and cook, you can make significant savings. But being on...

Josh Eggleton’s ham, egg and chips with picallili

Serves 4 Ingredients 12 slices honey roast ham 6 Désirée potatoes 4 eggs 1 cauliflower, cut into small florets 2 shallots, finely diced 50g caster sugar 1 cucumber, deseeded and cut into...

Winter spired brik pastry pie

Dish type: Main meal Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 200g Yorkshire Fettle cheese 2 bags of washed spinach 20g butter ¼teaspoon cinnamon ½...

Roast Poussin with Blackberry Cumberland Sauce

Dish type: Roast If you are not planning a large Christmas lunch, why not opt instead for a special dinner for two. Serve these quick to roast baby chickens with delicious blackberry sauce flavoured with...

Three Bird Yorkshire Roast with Creamed Mash, Cranberry Jus, Apricot Stuffing and Chipolatas

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 turkey inner fillet (from the breast) or 400g piece of turkey breast 4 pigeon breasts 4 free range or corn fed chicken drums 1 small jar goose fat 1 small handful thyme 60g butter 4...

Pistachio, Sage and Cream Cheese Cockerel

Dish type: Roast Serves 10 Preparation time: 25 minutes plus resting Cooking time: 2 hours 30 mins or as calculated Ingredients 1 x 150g packet garlic and herb Boursin cheese 1 clove garlic, crushed 25g...

Zingy Steaks with Warm Potato Salad

Dish type: Steak Serves 4 Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 4 x 150g/5½oz thin cut sirloin or minute steaks Salt and freshly milled black pepper 5ml/1tsp dried...

Steaks with Tomato and Pepper Sauce

Dish type: Steak Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: (Based on a 2-3cm/¾-1¼in thick steak): Rare: 3-4 minutes on each side Medium: 4-5 minutes on each side Well done: 6-7 minutes...



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